First light for OSIRIS-REx MapCam

First light for OSIRIS-REx MapCam
First light for OSIRIS-REx MapCam On Sept. 19, the OCAMS MapCam camera recorded a star field in Taurus, north of the top of the constellation Orion as part of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s post-launch aliveness test. MapCam’s first color image is a composite of three of its four color filters, roughly corresponding to blue, green, and red wavelengths. The three images are processed to remove noise, co-registered, and enhanced to emphasize dimmer stars. NASA / GSFC / University of Arizona

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